All posts by Julia G.
Bridges of St. Petersburg
Rivers, canals and small channels in the urban area made it possible to create an advanced system of bridges. There are 342 bridges serving the streets and avenues, neatly separating the city and spreading some holiday spirit...
- Posted May 7, 2014
Each year the city day parade, international contests and athletic races, ballad song festivals and superstar’s concerts take place in the heart of St. Petersburg: the Palace Square. Madonna, Rolling Stones, Scorpions, Duran Duran, Roger Walters, Sir...
- Posted April 28, 2014
This intact oasis in the historical center of St. Petersburg is considered to be one of the oldest gardens in Russia. It counts more than 80.000 species of plants. Botanical garden was laid as an herb garden...
- Posted March 15, 2014
Alexander Nevsky Lavra (Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery)
The oldest friary was first mentioned in 1710, when Peter the Great ordered it built on the site of Alexander Nevsky’s victory over the Swedes. The wooden Church of the Annunciation was sanctified here only 3 years later. The brilliant...
- Posted December 23, 2013
Literary St. Petersburg
As the cultural capital of Russia, St. Petersburg has always been centre stage for the life and work of famous Russian luminaries, such as Pushkin, Griboyedov, Lermontov, Gogol, Nekrasov, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Blok, Nabokov, Akhmatova, Esenin, Tolstoy, Brodsky,...
- Posted September 10, 2013
Leningradskiy Zoopark (St. Petersburg Zoo)
In the heart of historical St. Petersburg, near the Peter and Paul Fortress (Petropavlovskaya Krepost), Planetarium and Kronverkskaya Embankment in the Alexander Park, you can find an island harboring a wildlife paradise – the Leningrad Zoo. It...
- Posted July 11, 2013
Circus on Fontanka
The Circus on Fontanka hospitably opens its doors to kids and…and grown-up kids, offering spectacular shows by the best circus actors from Russia, Europe, America, Asia and South Africa. Agile acrobats, funny clowns, skillful trainers, Indian fakirs,...
- Posted July 9, 2013
Pushkin – parks and palaces
Pushkin is a little town beyond St. Petersburg, which used to be one of imperial residences. A series of palaces and gardens in Pushkin and its’ historical center are Unesco World Heritage, so you definitely don’t want...
- Posted June 10, 2013
Peterhof – parks and palaces
With a huge series of gardens and palaces, Peterhof, which beautifies a shore of the Gulf of Finland 29 kms away from St. Petersburg, is one of the most interesting tourist attractions in Russia, a fine example...
- Posted May 7, 2013
Today the repertoire of the Mariinsky Theater includes different performances – from classics to urgent modern plays. The tradition “to go to the ballet” was created in St. Petersburg almost 300 years ago and it was supported...
- Posted April 27, 2013